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Global Business Management: Corruption and Trade

Corruption Index: The corruption perceptions index (CPI) is a comparative assessment of integrity performance for a variety of countries.
- What is CPI? What is its purpose?
- What is the value of this index?
- What are the trends or similarities between countries with the highest and lowest CPI 2011 scores?
- What can be done to overcome corruption in the global marketplace?

Trade Restrictions: Research three trade restrictions currently in place by the U.S. and basis the research, answer the following questions:
- Are these restrictions a tariff, subsidy, import restraint, voluntary export restraint, or embargo?
- What is the purpose of this restriction? Is the restriction achieving its purpose? Why or why not?

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Corruption perceptions index (CPI) "score countries on how corrupt their public sectors are seen to be. It is a composite index, a combination of surveys and assessments of corruption, collected by a variety of reputable institutions." Hence it attempts to measure the corruption prevailing in a country. Purpose of index is to :
1) Make the public aware of the corruption prevailing across all the nations.
2) It facilitates comparison amongst nations with corruption.
3) Data may be used by government to provide help in planning and control of corruption.

Value of the Index:
"A country/territory's score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0-100, where 0 means that a country is perceived as highly corrupt and a 100 means that a country is perceived as very clean. A country's rank ...

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Solution discusses the corruption perceptions index (CPI)